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2014 Scholarship Awards
CMS 3rd Quarter VIP's
CMS VIP Students
Letter to Parents/School Make-Up Days
Miss St. Francis Information
Cudahy Child Developmental Day/4K Registration
Five Year Old Kindergarten Registration
Cold Weather and School Closings
Box Tops Bonus Alert
Stock up on select cereals and earn up to 40 Bonus Box Tops
Evers names 167 Wisconsin Title I Schools of Recognition
Cudahy HS Football Golf Outing 2013
Cudahy Nike Clothing Order
Hope everyone is enjoying their summers! I am e-mailing with you an attachment to the Cudahy Nike Clothing order form for the clothing that we are selling for football this fall. You may have seen some of the students wearing it already because it was offered to them back in Spring. The overall reaction to the clothing was very good. I will warn that because it is Nike clothing, it does tend to run a bit large. We had a number of people ask for a second chance to order, so here it is! This clothing seems to be popular because it says "Cudahy" on it and not exclusively any one sport, so it represents all sports at the high school or even the high school in general. If you are interested, please follow the directions on the order form. The ordering window closes on August 1st and the clothing should come 3-4 weeks after that, so hopefully during the first week of September. Dr. Heiden has approved that I send this to everyone and his approval is stated at the bottom of this e-mail. Thanks for you time and support!
Concussion Awareness and Safety Event
CHS Fee and Registration 2013
2013 Senior Award List
CHS Seniors receive $700,000 in scholarships.
Teacher Appreciation Week
J.E. Jones 4K End of the year Carnival
10:15 to 11:15 am Friday, June 7th
April is Child Abuse Awareness Month
April is National Child Abuse and Prevention Month This is a national campaign that encourages everyone to wear a blue ribbon throughout the month of April as a positive symbol to create awareness and prevention regarding child abuse and neglect. WEAR BLUE on April 30th!
CMS - Parent Climate Survey Results
This alert now is intended for parents and guardians of Cudahy High School students: This morning a strong odor was detected in the hallway between the home economics and tech ed area of the Cudahy High School. Students were immediately evacuated out of the area and the fire department was called. The fire department's hazmat team identified the source of the odor was spilled hot sauce mixed with a cleaning agent the custodian used. The students and staff participated in a soft lockdown to minimize potential exposure to the smell. The building is being aired out and normal activity will resume approximately at 10:50 AM.
Parent - Child Learning Experience
Our April Parent-Child Workshop will have centers focused on the children?s book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Children will be able to complete different activities to help them learn and practice various skills (math, literacy, social, motor, etc.) while having fun! Each activity will have a specific goal for you to work on with your child and we encourage you to practice these same skills at home. Come and join in the fun ?
Camp Invention's new program, GEO-QUEST, features Cache Dash where you can join us on an International expedition, navigating your way to treasure-filled caches containing global challenges presented by youth around the world.
2013 Cudahy Spring Election Public Forum
Come and meet your Cudahy Spring election candidates! This is a great opportunty to have a more informed vote - to hear from our community election candidates - and do ask questions. Meet Cudahy's Mayoral candidates. Meet the Cudahy Alderman candidates. Meet the Cudahy School Board candidates. What: 2013 Cudahy Public Forum When: March 28, 2013 at 7 p.m. Where: Cudahy Middle School Auditorium, 5530 S. Barland Ave., Cudahy WI
Lincoln Elementary School 2013 Scholarship Application
(em*)power yourself
Kozy Carnival
Opportunity Fair
Looking for something for your kids and teens to do instead of watching TV and complaining of boredom? Come to the PAGE (Parent Advocates for Gifted Education) 8th Annual Cool Stuff for Kids Opportunity Fair! This fair is a free event that connects parents, kids and teens in Southeastern Wisconsin with organizations that offer enrichment classes, programs, camps, and activities during the summer and/or throughout the year for children preschool through high school.
Mitchell's STARS
We have begun a STARS Program at General Mitchell. STARS is a mentoring program to provide a little extra support for students in kindergarten, first and second grade who are not receiving other interventions or special education services. Adult volunteers work individually on literacy skills. At this time STARS is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:50-2:50 in room 207. We have 12 students enrolled. We need adult volunteers. If you know of anyone who may be interested please have them contact: Paula Congdon at 294-7211 or e-mail
CMS 2nd Quarter Honor Roll
YMCA Teen Night at CMS
Parent Letter - PBIS
Honor Flight Thank You
CHS 2012-13 Final Exam Schedule
UWM Writing Project
Participants can receive credit for their participation and there is an opportunity to apply for a grant for $600.00.
Message from Stars and Stripes Honor Flight Wisconsin
On Friday, November 9, SDC hosted ?Jeans Day? to benefit Stars and Stripes Honor Flights. The goal of the Honor Flights to fly WWII veterans and terminally ill veterans from other wars to see their memorials in Washington DC. Staff gave $5 to their school secretary to participate.
Cast of CHS "Guys and Dolls"
AlertNow Message
Crisis Preparedness Planning
Letter of Response regarding the Newtown, CT shootings
CHS 8th Grade Parent HS Transition Presentation
CMS 1st Quarter VIP Students
Cudahy Pom Pon Booster Club
The Cudahy Pom Pon Booster Club is having a fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings in Oak Creek Wed. 10/24/12 from 11 am to 10 pm. Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 10% of all pre-taxed food sales from any guest that presents this fundraising ticket.
World Bully Prevention Day is on Monday, October 1st
Supporting the Gifted Child in School and at Home
Presentation by Jackie Drummer, B.A., M.S. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 6:30-8 pm Shorewood High School Auditorium, 1701 East Capitol Drive. Shorewood, WI
Marching Band 2012 Financial Obligation Information
All families will be assessed a Band Booster subsidy fee of $50. to offset a portion of the marching program expenses. Please review the link. All forms need to returned with payment to Mr. Plank by Friday, May 25th
2012 Parade Commitment Form
2012 Summer Drumline/Guard Performance Schedule and Commitment Form
CHS Band/Choir NY Trip 2013 - Commitment Form
Commitment forms for the 2013 NY Band/Choir Trip
CHS Band/Choir NY Trip 2013
Itinerary for the 2013 NY Band/Choir Trip
Fall Marching Band Schedule 2012
2012 Marching Band Schedule and Commitment form
Welcome to CMS
An informative document for Parents of incoming 7th Graders
PLS Donates School Supplies to Cudahy High School
CHICAGO, IL May 7, 2012: As Josh Beck was assembling the school supplies that would be awarded to high-performing students at Cudahy High School through the school's Renaissance Program, the language arts teacher knew something was missing.
Summer Music Program for Advanced Strings
Dear Orchestra Parents and Guardians, Last year?s summer orchestra program was a great success! We heard from so many students who said that playing in summer orchestra helped them get ready for the school year. They were able to see old friends and meet new orchestra members, and the music was a lot of fun! We will run the same program again this summer and rehearse as orchestra groups by grade level for two weeks from August 6th through 17th. On the last day, we will perform an informal concert. All practices and the concert will be held at Cudahy High School.
Summer Music Program for Beginning Strings
Help your child get a jumpstart on their string education by registering for the Summer Beginning String Program! This program is held Monday through Friday, August 6th through August 17th from 8:30-9:30 in Cudahy High School orchestra and band rooms. During this class, your child will receive small group instruction on their choice of the string instruments: violin, viola, cello, or string bass. Please Review Attached file for more information
20 CHS Personal Finance Students Earn National Recognition
The Business Education Department is pleased to announce that 20 Cudahy High School students placed among the top scorers in the United States Treasury Department?s National Financial Capability Challenge. The National Financial Capability Challenge is an annual program designed to assess and recognize the financial knowledge of high school students. It consists of an online standardized test that allows students to demonstrate their financial knowledge. More than 70,000 students nationwide participated in the challenge. A total of 73 students in Mr. Kevin Jones's Personal Finance course participated. Of those 73 students, 27 percent, or 20 students, completed tests in the top 20th percentile of all students nationwide. These 20 students will be recognized by the US Treasury Department and will receive certificates for their accomplishments. Congratulations to these award-winning students: Joe Aleksy - junior, Heather Bigger - senior, Jacob Casper - junior, Eric Crissey, junior*, Samuel Ewert - junior, Kurt Fehl - junior, Austin Hartline - junior, Jeffrey Hauenstein - senior, Frederick Hoffman - junior, Jonathan Hohenfeldt, junior*, Sara Kutcher - junior, Justin Lopez-Zastrow, junior, Ashley Marquette - junior, Liam McDonough - junior, Zachary Polfer - junior, Roxanna Rutz - junior, Brittany Santiago - junior, Justin Stewart - junior*, Jacob Strickland - junior, Michael Wall - junior "In addition to these 20 students, we had 22 other students who were just one, two, or three correct answers away from also scoring in the top 20th percentile," said Jones. "Our students, collectively, scored above the national average of all the students who took the test." Congratulations to all of the students who participated! *Note: An additional congratulations goes out to Justin Stewart, Eric Crissey, and Jonathan Hohenfeldt, who had the highest scores among all CHS students taking the test. The US Treasury Department also recognizes these students for their accomplishments.
Human Growth and Development
Human Growth and Development is part of your child?s fifth grade curriculum. This curriculum will be presented to your child?s classroom in two separate sessions scheduled during the months of April, May or June. This curriculum has been approved by your school district staff, the Board of Education, and a committee of concerned Cudahy residents who represent many viewpoints. This curriculum covers the human reproduction system, focusing on the physical changes that take place during adolescence and ways in which your student can prepare for and handle these changes.
What do you get when you combine enthusiastic high school teachers and their students, scientists excited about their research, and Rapid Prototyping technology? SMART (Students Modeling A Research Topic) Teams! In this multi-faceted program, students develop teamwork as they delve into the molecular world, explore science as a process and not just a collection of facts, and work closely with a researcher to understand and model the structure-function relationship of a protein the researcher studies. After designing and building a model of the protein using Rapid Prototyping technology, SMART teams create an oral presentation explaining their work to a lay audience and a poster which is presented to a scientific audience. CHS smart team members: Rebecca Fansler, Sara Kutcher, Amber Perkins, Liz Michalzik, Roxanne Thiede, Laura Harrold, Paige Broeckel, Amber Haapakoski, Virginia Lachenschmidt, Jasmin Jones with Team leader Mr. Dan Koslakiewicz will be participating at the MSOE Smart Team Presentations. Poster presentation: March 9th from 4-6 pm at the Medical College of Wisconsin Presentation: March 17th from 9-11:30 am at the Medical College of Wisconsin During the qualification phase, these students have been learning how proteins function in the body, beginning with a general explanation of protein structures. They learned how Y. pestis caused the Black Plague through a protein that prevented cuts from clotting. In this phase, students played with magnetic models of amino acids, learned how to make specialized 3D computer renderings of the proteins, read scientific articles, and write abstracts. We scored the most points in the qualification exam. During the research phase, we were paired with a university researcher to learn more about one specific area and help the researcher with his/her project. We were paired with Dr. Robert Peoples from Marquette University. He is working a protein called N-methyl-D-aspartate, NMDA. It is found in the brain. He is studying it to determine why alcohol affects this protein. While researching, students read articles published by Dr. Peoples about this protein, writing a preliminary abstract. The goal of this section was to have Dr. Peoples explain his research. In doing this, we learned how alcohol affects this area, leading to the obvious outward signs of intoxication. The students know how it works on the molecular level. It turns out they on the front line of this research as our mentor was giving us information about this protein that was still unpublished. Since December, this new information has been published. This led into the 3rd stage, presentations. They create a poster, which will be on display on March 9th. They will all be there to present their findings and what they have learned about NMDA to the other SMART teams and to other researchers from around the area. This is more of a scientific presentation. Everyone is welcome. On March 19th from 9-11:30 will we be presenting what we learned to the non-science community, as well as the other SMART teams. This presentation is designed for family and friends. It will provide a look at how NMDA is influenced by alcohol. Again, everyone is welcome.
Alumni News
ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT The February, 2012, Alumnus Spotlight shines on 1973 graduate Andrew Meyer, EdD. Recently, Andrew was interviewed by an Inside CHS staff member. Here are his responses: 1.) When did you graduate from CHS? 1973 2.) Do you have any special memories of CHS from your years as a student? I remember excellent teachers at Cudahy High School. This was important to me since I was interested in pursuing a career in education. I remember a real spirit of community back in the 1970's. And, I remember the football team tying for a Suburban Conference championship, rather than always being in last place West Milwaukee was relegated to that position!! 3.) What did you do after high school? After high school, I attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where I majored in Secondary Education with majors in German and English as a Second Language (ESL). While at UWM, I studied in Germany twice and did my student teaching in ESL at the Munich International School. I graduated in 1978 and was offered an ESL administrative and teaching position at a proprietary school in Baltimore, Maryland. (Honestly, it was my first job offer outside of Milwaukee after that horrible winter of 1977-78). I earned my first Master?s degree in ESL at the University of Maryland at College Park in 1982 and my second Master's degree and doctorate at Teachers College Columbia University in New York City in 1989. All told, I took about two semesters off between graduating from Cudahy High School and getting my doctorate. 4.) What do you do now (profession-wise)? How did you end up in this area? Currently, I am Vice President for Learning at Anne Arundel Community College outside of Annapolis, Maryland. I have been in higher education administration since 1978 holding director, assistant dean, dean and vice president positions at three different community colleges and a university in Maryland. I have been extremely fortunate to have had wonderful mentors in my career who helped catapult me into the upper ranks of college administration. In my current position, I oversee all instructional programs that enroll each year over 53,000 students. I supervise all of the instructional deans and nearly 300 full-time faculty. This June, I am finishing 32 years in the Maryland higher education system. I remained in Maryland for this long, in large part, due to the strength of the Maryland community colleges and, specifically, over the last 23 years, due to the national reputation of Anne Arundel Community College. 5.) What are your future plans? My future plans include consulting for some national organizations that advance the role of community colleges in workforce and economic development. Due to involvement on national boards and with national organizations, my network of contacts throughout the United States is notable. I have done consulting for a number of community colleges throughout the country and enjoy helping colleagues build capacity to deliver exceptional programs to the communities that they serve. There will be many opportunities post employment at Anne Arundel Community College! 6.) Can you tell us about your family? My family is my wonderful seven brothers and a sister and their spouses, all residing in the Milwaukee and northern Illinois area. Plus, my wonderful nieces and nephews! We all love to get together. Witness a monthly Friday night fish fry. I always like to see how surprised people are when they ask me at work how my weekend was and I?m able to respond that I flew to Milwaukee to meet my family for a fish fry. They think it's grandiose, but I try not to miss them!! 7.) What advice would you give to current CHS students? The most important advice that I can give is to take your education seriously. Education and training is the key to future success. Today, a high school diploma is no longer enough to get and keep a job. Minimally, the associate degree is required to be successful after high school. Take it from someone who knows. I have seen thousands of students graduate from colleges when I have worked and come back to share their success stories.
Letter from Mr. Haeger - Principal CHS High School
Dear Parents/Guardians of CHS Students: Recently, the CHS community has been working through the loss of two students due to suicide. While we respect the privacy of the families and honor the memories of these students, as a community we feel we can work together to open the doors of communication and to the resources available for everyone through our schools. We understand that there are things all of us can do to hopefully prevent these tragedies from happening in the future. Through collaboration with community and school-based mental health professionals, we are scheduling a series of trainings and talking sessions that various groups will/may attend. The first in this series will be a CHS faculty training session that will take place on January 26. At this time, staff members will be reviewing the warning signs of depression and suicidal ideation, and they will have the opportunity to discuss questions and concerns. The second step will be a series of meetings with our students. Each grade level will gather in the CHS auditorium on Wednesday, February 1, for an hour-long presentation facilitated by school-based mental health professionals. Students will be provided with information regarding common, adolescent mental health concerns, and they will receive strategies for working through these issues. As a follow up to the student and staff presentations, we invite all CHS families and community members to an evening session on Wednesday, February 1, at 6:30 P.M. This program in the auditorium will provide attendees with relevant information about mental health issues teenagers may be facing. In addition, local resource information will be shared. Many times, those experiencing mental health concerns feel as though they are alone in their thoughts. I am hoping that our efforts will create an environment of togetherness and support for all of the CHS community. If anyone has any questions, please contact me at 414-294-2702. Sincerely, Christopher E. Haeger
Internationally known string group to perform with Cudahy and South Milwaukee Music Students
BARRAGE - A high-octane fiddle-fest that features an international, multi-talented cast performing an eclectic mix of music, song and dance. Barrage has entertained millions of people around the globe . Fans in Europe, Asia and North America have enjoyed Barrage at International Festivals, Concert Performances, Special Events and TV appearances. Barrage performances offer up a diverse fusion of cultures, musical styles and incredible performance vitality. The music of Barrage continues to evolve - combining contemporary world music influences, layered vocal arrangements and pulsating modern beats and rhythms. The young hip cast delivers the show with amazing energy and musical virtuosity that will take your breath away. "They are currently on their last U.S. tour and are making a stop at South Milwaukee", states Cudahy Orchestra Director Corinn Bonkalski, "They are strong advocates for music education, and offer local students the opportunity to perform on stage with them for the finale piece of their show! THE CUDAHY & SOUTH MILWAUKEE orchestras are teaming up to take advantage of this ONCE IN A LIFE TIME OPPORTUNITY!" Cudahy's CHS orchestra program will be taking 60 students. Tickets are available at the South Milwaukee Box Office: Thursday, December 15th, 7pm at the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center (High School). More information on Barrage can be found on their website:
Community Spirit Park
Cudahy elementary students from Park View, General Mitchell and J.E. Jones decorated trees in Milwaukee's Cathedral Square Park.
CHS Band students to perform at the UWM Honor Band Festival
CONGRATULATIONS to the following CHS BAND students on being selected to participate in the 45th annual UWM Honor Band Festival. Sam Essers Trevor Frahman Rebecca Haak Julia Lichtenberger Brian Marsolek Lauren Marvell Brittany Santiago Maggie Vella The festival will take place over the weekend of Nov 18-20. Students will perform in ensembles made up of students chosen from 49 high schools representing communities across all of southeastern Wisconsin. The grand finale High School concert will take place at the Zelazo Center for the Arts on Sunday, November 20 at 4pm.
Cudahy Graduate featured in UW-Parkside's Production of "Henry V"
Parkside Theatre, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside?s award-winning theatre company, presents eight performances of Wm. Shakespeare?s action adventure ?Henry V.? Gracing the Main Stage of the Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities Oct. 21-30, this production features Cudahy graduate Bobby Johnson.
Cudahy Business Teacher Honored
CHS business education teacher, Mr. Kevin Jones, was recently notified that he is one of three Wisconsin teachers to be chosen as winners in the ?Excellence in Teaching Economics and Financial Literacy Teaching Awards? sponsored by Economics Wisconsin and Robert W. Baird & Company. The purpose of the award is to recognize excellent K-12 teachers whose innovative teaching concepts improve and stimulate economic and financial literacy.
General Mitchell takes the PB&J Challenge
General Mitchell Elementary hosted the eastern Wisconsin kick-off event on Tuesday, Oct. 4th for the PB&J Challenge! This great ?kids helping kids? program of Feeding America runs from October 3 to October 28. During this time, participating elementary and middle schools encourage their students to donate peanut butter and jelly at their school. Visit the Feeding America website to read more on the PB&J Challenge plus, see pictures from General Mitchell.
Cudahy Marching Band Invitational
Come celebrate a great evening of Marching Band performances from 14 of Wisconsin?s finest High Schools at the 23rd Annual Cudahy Marching Band . Saturday, October 8th, 2011 Cudahy Memorial Field (Cudahy High School Football Stadium) 6:00pm - 10:00pm Adults - $6.00 Students & Seniors - $3.00
Lee Denim Day
On Friday, October 7, all district employees have the opportunity to participate in Lee Denim Day. If you would like to participate, please give $5 to your school?s secretary. Lee Denim Day is one of the largest single-day fundraisers for breast cancer in the country. You can find more information below:
Park View Elementary School Receives Recognition Award
"Let's start the 2011-12 school year celebrating what's right in education," said State Superintendent Tony Evers as he announced the names of 116 schools receiving recognition for their success in educating students from low-income families. The 2011-12 Wisconsin School of Recognition awards go to schools that have some of the highest poverty rates in the state based on free and reduced-price school lunch data. Student achievement on the 2010-11 state reading and mathematics examinations was above average for schools from similarly sized districts, schools, grade configurations, and poverty levels. Each school also met adequate yearly progress for the past two years. Additionally, the schools either are Title I eligible or receive Title I funding to provide services to high numbers or high percentages of economically disadvantaged children. "In these schools, teachers, parents, administrators, other school staff members, and the community work together to create an educational environment that supports children's learning," Evers said. "This award recognizes their efforts and sets a tone for the 2011-12 school year: celebrate success, strive for ever-higher achievement, and always focus on children's learning." Schools meeting all four criteria will receive a plaque at an Oct. 12 awards ceremony at the State Capitol and $5,000 for use by the school. During the awards ceremony, 10 schools will receive flags for earning the Wisconsin School of Recognition award for five consecutive years. Another 14 schools have received the award for more than five years ? three for all nine years of the program. This year's 116 Wisconsin School of Recognition Award recipients include 80 elementary schools, 20 middle or junior high schools, and 16 high schools. "Our schools continually strive to overcome the link between poverty and educational challenge. They establish rigorous programs of academic instruction that support individual student needs," Evers said. "The staff and administration of the 2011-12 Wisconsin Schools of Recognition are to be commended."
Q&A: An Interview with Cudahy High School Class of 2011 Co-Valedictorians and Salutatorian
The School District of Cudahy is pleased to announce the selection of Emily Junger and Zachary Plachinski as class Co-Valedictorian and Sarah Kepper as Salutatorian for Cudahy High School Class 2011.
CHS Students at State Music Festival
Thousands of middle and high school students will head to various locations across the state in the upcoming weeks for their opportunity to perform in a Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) State Music Festival ? one of the largest student events of its kind in the nation.
Cudahy Middle School Forensic Team Receive Awards
At Cudahy Middle School the students who are members of the Forensic Team believe that being able to speak in public does give them an advantage not only in school, but in their preparation for high school and life. With support from Mr. Mike Carolan and Mr. Mike Moore the administration team at Cudahy Middle School, the CMS Forensic team has flourished and played host to teams from all over Wisconsin at its annual tournament held in February.
Holocaust Survivor Visits with Cudahy Students
On Wednesday, March 30, nearly 100 Cudahy High School students, including students from Cudahy's Literacy in Action class, shared a powerful message on tolerance and acceptance from Holocaust survivor Susie Fono. Fono, a long time resident of Milwaukee, delivered a powerful message based on her experiences with tragedy and survival under both the Nazi and Soviet occupations of Hungry. Susie Fono was only seven years old when the Nazis attacked and took over her homeland of Hungary. Despite her young age, she remembered the day when the Nazis imposed ethnic laws on the Jewish population. Ms. Fono spoke of the day-to-day battles of survival with her family, recounting how she and her sister were banned from dancing in the Budapest ballet, as well as sharing feelings about being labeled with the yellow star. She was able to engage students, communicating her feeling of uncertainty when her father was taken away to a labor camp, and how her mother fought to keep the family together. She also shared pictures of her beloved grandparents who were taken away and never seen again. Sonja Rhode teacher of Literacy in Action states: "When I heard about Susie Fono, our class was investigating the following question: 'Why do people challenge expectations' This question centered around the theme 'Against the Odds'. We looked at this question from our own personal perspectives and experiences, then from others perspectives presented through the entries in the Freedom Writers' Diaries plus through the lyrics of India Arie's song Strength, Courage and Wisdom. Susie's message was a good fit with the juxtaposition of these two texts. Rhode also noted: "We continued to investigate different perspectives to answer how society influences our choices. Looking at the short story by Guy de Maupassant "The Necklace", and a contemporary memoir by Farah Ahmedi, entitled "The Fashion Show". The message delivered in these texts, and that of Susie Fono, are the same - That we cannot forget what making-fun of others and discriminating against others leads to." Fono bore witness to those who did not survive the Holocaust and spoke candidly for tolerance and acceptance. Many students left quietly, holding back the sadness that had encompassed the room. Others felt the need to reach out to Ms. Fono with a hug and a smile. "Susie Fono's message was a very powerful one that will definitely stay with me for some time," states senior Sarah Kepper. "She talked of respecting and accepting each other's differences. The first-hand experience was something I had never heard before, and the details given made it all the more real to me. History is my favorite subject and I'm very grateful for this rare opportunity to listen to a lady who lived through one of the most significant and influential events of all time." Fono's story message is not to hate or regret the Holocaust, but to have the power to overcome hardships with the support of family and friends.
School Counselors Undertake New Model Initiative
Conferencing is taking on a new meaning at Cudahy Middle and High Schools. The four counselors at the two buildings are working toward a new goal of ?HELP?-ing students to build upon their current strengths and work toward their goals with the implementation of the Wisconsin Comprehensive School Counseling Model (WCSCM), which includes a major conferencing component.
School Board Elections
Cudahy School Board Candidates: Scott Mulqueen (I), Gary Schlunz (I), Kevin Fech, Jenny Cummings Cudahy School Board Elections: April 5, 2011
Cudahy High School To Host WSMA Solo And Ensemble Festival
Hundreds of music students from area schools will participate in a Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) sanctioned Music Festival hosted at Cudahy High School on Saturday, March 19, 2011. During the festival, which is free and open to the public, students will perform vocal and instrumental solos, duets, trios, and small ensembles before an adjudicator.
Cudahy High School Students Present Research On Celiac Disease
A team of students from Cudahy High School has spent a lot of their free time doing scientific research. With their teacher, Dan Koslawiesck, the students participated in MSOE?s SMART Teams (Students Modeling A Research Topic) program. They worked with Andrea Ferrante, a researcher at the Blood Research Institute, to explore the role of MHC Class II in celiac disease and why people with celiac disease cannot eat gluten.
Cudahy's 2012 Distinguished Young Women Program
The 2012 Cudahy Distinguished Young Women Program (formerly Cudahy Junior Miss) was held on Saturday, February 26th at Cudahy High School.
Monday Night Band
At a Cudahy Band strategizing meeting in October, which included School District Superintendent Jim Heiden, Director of Curriculum Lori Esenberg, Cudahy High School Principal Chris Haeger, Cudahy Band Department members, and Cudahy Music Department co-chair Renee Braun, options were discussed that could potentially increase student contact time. Currently, limited contact time with band students, combined with a lack of home practice, has had a negative effect on the students? ability to master their instruments.
General Mitchell Students follow Antarctica Scientists
Student's collaborate with scientists in Antarctica. This study is being funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to search for and research fossils from the Permian and Triassic periods, looking for evidence of climate change and reasons for the largest mass extinction in history.
Charitable Giving From The School District of Cudahy
Throughout the school year, as well as this past holiday season, the staff and faculty of the School District of Cudahy (SDC), demonstrated their support and concern for others through a variety of workplace charitable campaigns. "Our goal is for more involvement, states Cudahy Middle School Associate Principal Michael Moore. One person really does make a difference, and when we unite it allows us to make the greatest difference no matter how big or small the donation."
SMART Program Success at CHS
Cudahy High School Science Teacher Dan Koslakiewicz has been recognized by the MSOE (Milwaukee School of Engineering ) Center for BioMolecular modeling for commitment and dedication he has demonstrated by offering the SMART (Students Modeling A Research Topic) Team program at CHS. Mr. Koslakiewicz commits his time and expertise for his students to gain invaluable experience working with a research scientist to learn about molecular biology in a dynamic process and to receive and authentic experience in the field of science. This is a unique opportunity, developed at MSOE with only 19 teams in the Milwaukee area participating. The SMART Team program combines high school teachers, their students and research scientists with rapid prototyping technology. In this multi-faceted program, students develop teamwork as they delve into the molecular world, explore science as a process and not just a collection of facts, and work closely with a researcher to understand and model the structure-function relationship of a protein the researcher studies. The SMART Team Program is divided into three phases: The Qualification Phase, the Research and Design Phase, and the Presentation Phase. During the first phase, the team meets several times on Saturday mornings in the fall to learn about protein biochemistry and computer visualization. During this phase, the SMART Team must meet certain expectations, accomplish specific tasks, complete an oral exam and design a model of this year's qualification protein. The qualification model this year focused on a surface protein located on the bacterium Neisseria meningitides, a causative agent of bacterial meningitis. Each team that attended the meetings, completed the qualification exam and demonstrated proficiency designing OpcA, qualified to participate in the remainder of the SMART Team program. Thirteen Cudahy High School students, and guidance by Mr. Koslakiewicz successfully completed the Qualification Phase. In November of 2010, began the Research and Design phase of the program. Cudahy's Team was matched with Dr. Andrea Ferrante from the Blood Research Institute. Together, the team explores the molecular bases for celiac disease, and autoimmune response to gluten, found in wheat. Dr. Ferrante is looking at the role the molecule plays in identifying the gluten peptide as a target for the immune system. Following this phase the Cudahy SMART Team will learn how to develop an oral presentation as well as a poster presentation during the final phase of the SMART Team Program. Each team will present their topic and model at the SMART Team Poster Session on Friday, March 11, 2011 and will deliver an oral presentation on Saturday, March 19th 2011. To date the CHS SMART Team has achieved 7 first place finishes, 3 second place finishes, and 2 third place finishes on assigned weekly tasks that vary on intensity and complexity. Please visit for further information about the SMART Team Program and to view the progress of CHS's SMART Team.
School Taxes
Discussion of property taxes can easily lead to critical dialogue about our communitys schools and educators. We all have a lot at stake, and in difficult economic times, December's property tax bill can be challenging to keep in perspective. The partnership that occurs between our community and our schools extends far beyond the families of school age children. Our money is an investment in the future for all of the stakeholders, and all of the families, in our community.
2010 Math Counts Winners
Here are the results of the District Math Counts competition that was held May 18th at JE Jones: 5th Grade 1st Place: Darren Jozefiak, Mitchell 6th Grade 1st Place: Sam Sagan, Lincoln Students got to this point by winning class and school competitions over the last month. Congratulations to all of the competitors!
2010 Cudahy H.S. Theater Department Award Winners
Congratulations to the winners and nominees of the 2010 Cudahy High School Theater Department awards. The department held their awards banquet on Tuesday, May 19.
Teachers Receive Scholarship for Geocaching Club
Congratulations go out to three Cudahy School District teachers who, for their efforts in putting together a proposal to start a Geochaching club, will be presented with a scholarship of $500 to purchase GPS devices. These teachers are: Anna Adl (Kosciuszko school), Christine Janusiak (Kosciuszko school), and Missy Janusiak (District-wide). The scholarship is named the John W. Sullivan Award. It is presented to groups who promote positive physical education activities for students with disabilities.


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